By Dawoud Kringle Date: June 23, 2019 Venue: WingSpan Arts (NY) The MFM Public Musicians Forum #15 began with a discussion of the recent Make Music NY (MMNY) event on June 21st, 2019. MFM members Sohrab Saadat Ladjevardi, on sax and vocals, Billy Harper on sax, David Belmont on dobro and percussion, Roger Blanc on electric…

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Date: May 25, 2017 Venue: WeWork Bryant Park (NY) Review by Dawoud Kringle On Thursday May 25th, 2017, the third MFM Talk kicked off. This Talk featured trumpet master, composer, improviser, music educator, music activist, and founder of Jazz in the Neighborhood  (JITN; a San Francisco based nonprofit organization helping jazz innovators and developing musicians to…

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Mario, thanks for your contribution! Respect! MFM got a new friend and future ally: musician and activist Mario Guarneri (founder and artistic director of Jazz in the Neighborhood in San Francisco). Thanks Ellen Seeling (JazzWomen and Girls Advocates) for bringing us together! Yesterday I had a long friendly telephone conversation with Mario. During the conversation we covered…

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